Air France’s safety rating has been downgraded after two of its pilots were suspended for fighting in the cockpit.

The captain and first officer apparently exchanged blows as they flew their Airbus A320 from Geneva to Paris in June, the Swiss news outlet La Tribune reported.

La Tribune said that members of the cabin crew intervened after hearing the commotion and one stayed in the cockpit until the flight landed.

The serious incident has been followed by a report published by France’s air investigation body the BEA, that said that the airline had a culture which lacked rigour when in safety procedures.

Airline Ratings has downgraded the airline from a seven-star airline to a five-star reflecting the serious incident and the BEA report.

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